Year Founded
1913
EIN
13-1788491
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Julie Glover, Director, Development of Nebraska
Primary Contact Name
Emilee Jonas
Main Address

PO Box 24168
Omaha, NE 68124
United States

Hope Lodge Nebraska
8030 Farnam Dr
Omaha, NE 68114
United States

What We Do

The American Cancer Society is the leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision of ending cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are the only organization working to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We work to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. The American Cancer Society is the largest funder of cancer research grants in the United States outside of the federal government, investing more than $5B over 75 years. We launch innovative, high-impact research to find more – and better – treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve the quality of life for people facing cancer.

We advocate for lifesaving policy changes. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network℠, ACS CAN, volunteers work to make sure our leaders take real steps toward finishing the fight against cancer. As the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, ACS CAN holds lawmakers accountable for their words and their actions. ACS CAN continues to advocate for access to critical health care at the federal, state, and local levels.

We provide information, answers, and support to people in every community who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed, are currently going through treatment, or are caring for a loved one with cancer, we’re here with information, day-to-day help, and emotional support every step of the way via our free helpline, 1-800-227-2345, and our website, cancer.org

We offer programs and services to help the more than 1.4 million cancer patients diagnosed each year in this country, and the 14 million cancer survivors – as well as their family and friends. We provide information, day-to-day help, and emotional support. And best of all, our help is free.  

The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery® program eases your burden by giving free rides to cancer-related medical appointments. Our trained volunteer drivers are happy to pick you up, take you to your appointment, and drop you off at home. All for free and all to make your days a little easier. Not having a ride shouldn’t stand between you and lifesaving treatment. Connect with us by calling  1-800-227-2345 to learn more about Road To Recovery® availability near you and other resources to help you on your cancer journey. 

Getting the best care sometimes means cancer patients must travel away from home. This can place an extra emotional and financial burden on patients and caregivers during an already challenging time. The American Cancer Society is trying to make this difficult situation easier for both cancer patients and their families through our lodging programs. These communities provide comfortable guest suites with private baths, as well as inviting spaces with all the comforts of home, including a communal kitchen, dining area, laundry rooms, and places to gather or find a quiet respite – all at no cost to guests. Our Hope Lodge Nebraska provides a free home away from home for patients residing more than 40 miles away from their cancer treatment center. Hope Lodge guests don’t just find a place to stay – they find a community of support and an emotional connection with others facing the same journey.

For more information, please visit our website: cancer.org

Interesting Info
  • Reach to Recovery breast cancer support program has moved to an online platform at reach.cancer.org or the ACS Reach mobile app.
  • ACS awarded transportation grant funding to 130 health systems across the country, helping provide 5,748 rides within Nebraska.
  • Research is taking place in Nebraska through 3 grants totaling over $1 million. The American Cancer Society is the primary nonprofit funder of cancer research.
Volunteer Opportunities

Cooking Up HOPE
Repeats daily on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm for 360 times
Flexible Timing

Weekly Hope Lodge Cookie/Sweets Baker
Repeats weekly on Wednesday for 260 times
Anytime